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November 04, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.05.12

United’s First Dreamliner Enters Service…

The Seaplane Forum is Reaching Out…

The Virginia Volunteer Pilot Group Flies Its First

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C-130J Super Hercules Variants Declared 'Mission Capable'

U.S. Air Force Testing Shows The Airplane Is Ready For Duty

The HC-130J Combat King II and the MC-130J Commando II aircraft have been certified as "Effective, Suitable and Mission Capable" by the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. The U.S. Air Force is currently recapitalizing the HC, MC and AC-130 gunship fleets with new C-130J variants.

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Rolls-Royce Congratulates ANA And Boeing On A Year Of Dreamliner Service

Trent Engines Powering The New Airliner Delivered 99.9 Percent Reliability

Rolls-Royce took a moment recently to congratulate Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Boeing on one year of 787 Dreamliner revenue service. Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines have powered more than 17,000 flights. The Trent 1000 has delivered a dispatch reliability of more than 99.9 percent.

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Iridium Openport Aero Successfully Completes First Flight Test

First STC Expected To Be Completed By End Of The Year

The first ever business aviation flight test for Iridium OpenPort Aero system was completed without any issues in late October. The Iridium OpenPort Aero service leverages Iridium’s worldwide network of satellites, allowing users to stay connected via Wi-Fi to their Smartphone, tablet or laptop from takeoff to landing and pole-to-pole anywhere in the world.

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EVA Air Becomes New A321 Operator

Aircraft Delivered On Lease Via Aviation Capital Group

EVA Air of Taiwan has become a new operator of Airbus single aisle aircraft following the delivery Wednesday of its first A321. The aircraft is being leased from Aviation Capital Group (ACG) and is the first of 12 A321s ordered by the US lessor. The aircraft was handed over at a ceremony in Hamburg attended by Chang Kuo Wei, President of EVA Air.

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Boeing Delivers Final Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft To Republic Of Korea Air Force

Airborne Surveillance And Battle Management Capability Delivered 5 Weeks Ahead Of Schedule In Partnership With Local Industry

Boeing has delivered the fourth and final 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), demonstrating the continuing success of the company's partnerships with local industry.

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Space Ops Unit Takes Over Newest GPS Satellite

Launched From Florida October 4

The 2nd Space Operations Squadron accepted satellite control authority of its third Global Positioning System Block IIF satellite during a ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Oct. 26. Following its launch from Cape Canaveral, FL, Oct. 4, acquirers from the Space and Missile Systems Center and operators from the 50th and 310th Space Wings first performed a three-week check out of the spacecraft before placing it into a primary slot in the GPS constellation.

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PennDOT Invites Students to Enter Aviation Art Contest

Education, Fun In Store For Budding Artists

Young Pennsylvania students are invited to learn about aviation and express their creativity through the PennDOT Bureau of Aviation's annual art contest. This year's contest theme, "50 Years of American Space Flight," encourages students to learn more about aviation, from airplane development to flights into space.

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Embraer Updates House Livery For Legacy 500

Expands Service Network Into U.S. Midwestern States, Canada, China

Embraer unveiled a new paint scheme for the Legacy 500 at NBAA this week while highlighting advancements in their Legacy 450/500 development. The unconventional scheme is meant to highlight the development of the 500 from concept to reality.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.04.12): Arctic Air Mass

Arctic Air Mass An air mass that develops around the Arctic, it is characterized by being cold from surface to great heights. The boundary of this air mass is often defined by the Arctic front, a semi-permanent, semi-continuous feature. When this air mass moves from its source region, it may become more shallow in height as it spreads southward.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.04.12)

Aero Linx: Aircraft Wrecks in Arizona and the Southwest With their ideal climate and sparsely populated land, Arizona and the southwestern states were used extensively to train Air Force and Navy pilots. The height of this training took place from World War II thru the 1960’s. With the many air bases training thousands of pilots came many mishaps. There were over 500 aircraft accidents in Arizona alone during WWII, and over another 600 by the end of the 1960’s...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.04.12)

"Everything went smoothly following the launch... This is the third GPS Block IIF that we've placed on orbit and the process seems to get better with each launch. We were able to decrease the timeline for checkout of the vehicle and it's clear we're on the right track for future success." Source: Col. Bernard Gruber, GPS director at SMC, following the acceptance of satellite control authority of its third Global Positioning System Block IIF satellite during a ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Oct. 26.

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